Peter A. Kacerguis (1944 - 2018)

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Kacerguis, Peter A. LEANDER, Texas Peter A. Kacerguis, U.S.A., Col. Ret., entered into the blessed hope of life eternal on July 1, 2018, surrounded by his family and beloved dog Pork Chop. Peter was born on June 20, 1944, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of Anastasia and Edward Kacerguis. He attended St. John the Evangelist School in Watertown, Conn., Watertown High School and graduated Providence College in 1966. While at Providence, Peter was a member of the ROTC Unit. Upon graduation, Peter entered the United States Army where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant, beginning a career that spanned twenty- six years. During his service to our nation, Peter was awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star. He retired with the rank of colonel, and further served his country working at the Federal Aviation Administration in their Research and Development Division. Peter's retirement from government service saw him move to Texas to be with his sons and their families. He is survived by his wife Julia of 41 years; his sons, Christopher (Megan) and Daniel (Brooke); and his five grandchildren, Michael, Anna, Clara, Aerolynne and Ivy. He is also survived by his brother, Father Edward Kacerguis, Pastor of Christ Sun of Justice and the Roman Catholic Chaplain at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. He was predeceased by his parents, and brother David, and numerous aunts and uncles. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 15, at 6 p.m. in The University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice, 2125 Burdett Ave., Troy. The Liturgy of Christian Burial and interment will take place at a future date in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. The family asks that expressions of condolences be made in Peter's name to: St. John the Evangelist School, 760 Main St., Watertown, CT, 06795, stjohnwtn.org.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 12, 2018
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